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The Awesome Perks of Zirconia Crowns for Kiddos!

The Awesome Perks of Zirconia Crowns for Kiddos!

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Not only are they strong, but they also mimic the natural color of teeth, making them an aesthetically pleasing option for your child.

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When is the Appropriate Age for a Frenectomy Procedure?

When is the Appropriate Age for a Frenectomy Procedure?

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As parents, it's our instinct to want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their health.

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Preparing Your Child For A Tooth Extraction: Tips For Parents

Preparing Your Child For A Tooth Extraction: Tips For Parents

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The mere thought of tooth extractions can be daunting, especially when it involves your child.

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Dental Abscesses In Children

Dental Abscesses In Children

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As a parent, your child's health is your top priority, and that includes their oral health. One common dental issue that often concerns parents is a dental abscess.

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Why You Should Consider White Fillings For Your Child

Why You Should Consider White Fillings For Your Child

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When it comes to dental fillings, you may be wondering which type is best for your child. Read this blog to find out!

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When Do Baby Teeth Come In?

When Do Baby Teeth Come In?

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Join us today as we discuss everything you need to know about your baby’s teeth coming in.

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How Do Space Maintainers Work?

How Do Space Maintainers Work?

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In this blog post, we'll explore the purpose and mechanics of space maintainers, helping you understand why they are an essential tool in pediatric dentistry.

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Dental Anxiety At The Dentist: How To Prepare Kids For Dental Appointments

Dental Anxiety At The Dentist: How To Prepare Kids For Dental Appointments

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In this blog post, we will discuss five effective strategies to prepare your kids for dental appointments and ensure they have a positive experience.

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Why Should I Take Care Of Dental Issues In Baby Teeth?

Why Should I Take Care Of Dental Issues In Baby Teeth?

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Read this blog to learn why you should care for your child’s dental issues in their baby teeth.

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The Parent's Guide To Infant Dental Care

The Parent's Guide To Infant Dental Care

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In this guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about taking care of your infant's dental health, from teething to the first dental visit.

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What Are Eruption Cysts in Kids?

What Are Eruption Cysts in Kids?

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Since it’s not known how eruption cysts form, it’s impossible to prevent them. Simply focus on supporting your child’s dental health by encouraging good brushing habits and taking them to the dentist every six months for routine cleaning. Any lump in the gum tissue that persists for a few weeks or causes pain should be inspected by the dentist to rule out abscesses and impacted teeth. These harmless eruption cysts are more common in children growing in their adult set of teeth, but they can form even in babies and toddlers experiencing their first set of teeth growth. Using teething tools or practices like feeding teething biscuits won’t cause or discourage these cysts from forming.Need help with your child’s teething or tooth eruption concerns? Visit us here at Saginaw Kids Dentistry for peace of mind and a fun experience for parents and children alike. We can handle all sorts of oral cyst and eruption issues to make the process as painless as possible. Make an appointment today to see a pediatric dentist and get a better idea of when to expect tooth eruption in your growing child’s beautiful smile.

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What is a Tooth Abscess and What Causes Them?

What is a Tooth Abscess and What Causes Them?

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Is your child complaining of a toothache? Do they have a fever or bad breath? They may have a tooth abscess. Caused by a bacterial infection, a tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that develops in or near a tooth. Your child’s dentist can treat tooth abscesses by draining the pus from the tooth or gum and addressing the infection. If your child has a periapical abscess inside the tooth, your pediatric dentist may be able to save the tooth with a root canal treatment. In some cases, though, the dentist may recommend pulling the tooth if it cannot be saved.

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3 Things to Know Before Your Child's Frenectomy

3 Things to Know Before Your Child's Frenectomy

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Healthcare professionals perform frenectomy to address tongue-tie, a common condition that affects about 5 percent of all newborns. Also known as ankyloglossia, tongue-tie can cause a variety of problems for both the baby and the mother, such as difficulty breastfeeding. Frenectomy for children is a safe and reliable procedure that releases tongue-tie. Tongue-tie is a condition that affects a baby’s mouth. A small piece of tissue, known as the frenulum, attaches the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The frenulum naturally separates from the tongue before birth for most babies. In other children, though, the frenulum can be too short or too close to the tip of the tongue. These children have a tongue-tie and may benefit from frenulum surgery.‍

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What are space maintainers?

What are space maintainers?

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Dental space maintainers are important and widely used, yet the average parent knows far less about them than braces or other dental devices. These maintainers are often recommended by a dentist when a child is losing their baby teeth but won't have adult replacements growing in for a few months to years. While they're not always required for a temporary gap in the smile, they can make a big difference for certain pediatric dental patients. Learn what you need to know about putting in a dental space maintainer from us here at Saginaw Kids Dentistry.

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What to Know About Pediatric Crowns

What to Know About Pediatric Crowns

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If your child has a severely decayed or injured baby tooth, our dentist may recommend a pediatric crown. You might be a bit surprised - after all, dental crowns are often a solution for adults who have decayed or injured permanent teeth. Here is what our dentists at Saginaw Kids Dentistry want you to know about pediatric crowns.

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How Does Autism Affect Oral Health?

How Does Autism Affect Oral Health?

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While autism doesn’t physically affect a person’s oral health, it can lead to the development of improper oral hygiene practices.

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Should My Child Be Sedated For Dental Work?

Should My Child Be Sedated For Dental Work?

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If your child needs to see a dentist soon, you may be wondering if they’ll be sedated for their appointment or not. Here’s everything you need to know about it to help put your mind at ease.

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The Importance Of Dental Cleanings For Your Kids – 4 Reasons They Matter

The Importance Of Dental Cleanings For Your Kids – 4 Reasons They Matter

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Are dental cleanings for kids really important? Find out here in this blog!

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Recognizing The Most Common Dental Emergencies For Kids

Recognizing The Most Common Dental Emergencies For Kids

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Dental emergencies can happen to any child at any moment. But there are some types of emergencies that are particularly common in kids.

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Does My Child Need A Mouth Guard While Playing Sports? Yes – And Here’s Why!

Does My Child Need A Mouth Guard While Playing Sports? Yes – And Here’s Why!

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If your child plays a contact sport or has an “extreme” hobby like skateboarding or mountain biking, you may be wondering if they should have a mouthguard to protect their teeth.

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Why Does One Child Get More Cavities Than The Other? A Parent’s Guide To Cavities

Why Does One Child Get More Cavities Than The Other? A Parent’s Guide To Cavities

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If one of your children seem to get cavities more often, or they seem to get more cavities than their friends, you may be wondering what’s going on. Why would one child get more cavities than another? Let's find out!

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How Do I Know If My Child Has a Tongue or Lip Tie? Everything You Need To Know!

How Do I Know If My Child Has a Tongue or Lip Tie? Everything You Need To Know!

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Tongue and lip ties are common in infants and toddlers and can cause many issues, some of which include: breastfeeding problems, failure to thrive, colic, and speech impediments. But how do you know if your child has a tongue or lip tie? How can you recognize them?

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Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist Over A General Dentist?

Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist Over A General Dentist?

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When it comes to the well-being of their kids, parents always want the best for them. But, with busy schedules, you might be tempted to take your child to your regular dentist rather than a pediatric one. Is that an issue?

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Welcome to Saginaw Kids Dentistry

Welcome to Saginaw Kids Dentistry

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If you’re looking for an upbeat and inviting dental home in Saginaw, stop by and visit Dr. Christina and Dr. Elias today!

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Become a Part of our Family Today

At the heart of Saginaw Kids Dentistry is our passion for meeting families, seeing our patients grow, and being a trustworthy presence for kids and parents alike. If you’re ready to join our patient family, book a visit online today! We are so excited to meet you and your child.

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